George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Francis Fauquier, 5 November 1758

To Francis Fauquier

Camp-Loyal-hannon, the 5th November, 1758.

Honable Sir,

Being unwilling to omit any opportunity that offers of writing to your Honor, I embrace the present, that serves the General.1 I have, however, very little to say, as I wrote fully on the 30th ultimo; and have received no letter from your Honor since the 7th of the same month. Our affairs, as I observed in my last, are drawing to a crisis. The Genl being arrived, and most of the artillery & troops, we expect to move on in a very few days— encoutering every hardship, that an advanced season, want of clothes, and indeed (no great stock of Provisions) will expose us to. But it is no longer a time for pointing out difficulties—and I hope my next will run in a more agreeable strain.

In the mean time I beg leave to assure your Honor that, with very great Respect, I am your most obedient, and most hble Servant,


To The Honble Govr Fauquier.

LB (recopied), DLC:GW.

1See Forbes to Fauquier, 5 Nov. 1758, in Reese, Fauquier description begins George Reese, ed. The Official Papers of Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1758–1768. 3 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1980–83. description ends , 1 : 101–4.

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